‘No limit’ for aged care home restraints, aged care royal commission hears

By SBS News, 8 May 2019

Elderly Woman

A doctor who assessed a resident at an aged care facility in Sydney’s west has told an inquiry there was no time limit on the use of physical restraints.

A 72-year-old man with dementia was repeatedly physically restrained and left “drooling” at a western Sydney aged care facility, an inquiry has been told.

A hearing of the aged care royal commission in Sydney on Tuesday examined the use of physical restraints and medication to manage Terry Reeves, who lived in Garden View Aged Care for 10 weeks.

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